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Lucas Glover takes lead at Web.com Tour Championship

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — Former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover shot his second consecutive 7-under 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead at the Web.com Tour Championship.

The 38-year-old Glover, who received the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, can nonetheless regain his PGA Tour card by a medical extension if he fails to earn sufficient cash within the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals. But a excessive end this weekend at Atlantic Beach Country Club would maintain every part.

“I’ve got a lot to fall back on regardless of this week, but any time I tee it up, I want to play well,” Glover mentioned. “Tomorrow won’t be any different. Sunday won’t be any different.”

Glover had arthroscopic knee surgical procedure in June and could have eight begins to earn 53 FedEx Cup factors and maintain his card. He earned $17,212 within the first three Web.com Tour Finals occasions. The high 25 cash winners within the sequence earn PGA Tour playing cards, and the ultimate card went for $40,625 final 12 months.

Glover was at 14-under 128. Denny McCarthy, who has already earned sufficient cash to safe a return to the PGA Tour, was one shot again. McCarthy, a former Virginia participant, has a shot at profitable the Finals cash listing, which might assure him totally exempt standing and entry into The Players Championship.

“There’s no secret about it. I’ll come out and tell you I’m here to win this tournament and get that No. 1 spot,” McCarthy mentioned. “I’ve been hungry for a while. I have a pretty hungry attitude and I’m going to stay hungry.”

Tour veteran Cameron Tringale, who has earned simply $2,660 after lacking two of the primary three cuts, was 12 below after a 67. Last 12 months, Tringale entered the Web.com Tour Championship at 63rd on the Finals cash listing and completed tied for fifth to get again onto the PGA Tour. He struggled once more this season, although, lacking 19 cuts in 26 begins.

“Yeah, I was hoping last year was my last time here, but I do have a comfort at this golf course and I’m excited to keep pressing,” Tringale mentioned.

The four-tournament sequence options the highest 75 gamers from the Web.com regular-season cash listing, Nos. 126-200 within the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings, and non-members with sufficient cash to have positioned within the high 200. The high 25 finishers on the Web.com regular-season cash listing are competing in opposition to one another for tour precedence, with regular-season earnings counting of their totals.

Sepp Straka and Ben Silverman have been three photographs again. Each would doubtless want a top-5 end to earn his card.

Peter Malnati, who regained his card with a second-place end within the opening finals occasion, adopted his opening-round 74 with a 9-under 62, capturing an Eight-under 27 on his second 9.

Four-time PGA Tour winner Aaron Baddeley was amongst those that missed the reduce. He was 22nd on the finals cash listing stepping into and sure will fall in need of incomes his card.

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